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Our live advert can be found here; we are accepting applications for the 23/24 cohort until 24 March 2023.

Cambridge Visual Culture Visiting Research Fellowships

Cambridge Visual Culture invites applications for their 23/24 programme of Visiting Research Fellowships in Visual Culture at the University of Cambridge. The programme aims to renew and catalyse the study of ‘the visual’ at Cambridge by bringing fresh voices and approaches to the University, and to extend visual culture studies into specialisms and fields which are under-represented in Cambridge. We encourage applications from scholars from non-traditional academic backgrounds, though please note that CVC is not in a position to organise studio space.

Successful applicants will engage with colleagues and students in the University of Cambridge in an area of visual culture studies. The call is open to scholars at all career stages working in all media and geographies, both historical and contemporary, as well as in curatorial studies and the shaping and reception of visual culture. We particularly welcome applications from researchers who will bring new perspectives to the research of visual culture in Cambridge.

During their residencies, awardees will be expected to further their research on visual culture, engage where appropriate with collections in Cambridge, develop links and explore collaborations with researchers in the University, lead a graduate seminar in a chosen academic department, and participate in a public event organised by CVC (a lecture, an “in-conversation” event, or similar).

These residential awards are for two weeks in the first instance and will be funded up to a limit of £2,000 to cover travel and accommodation (subsistence not included). Support will be provided to cover the cost of a standard visitor’s visa, if needed. Residencies should be taken up in term-time, either in Michaelmas Term (3 October 2023 – 1 December 2023), Lent Term (16 January 2024 – 15 March 2024), or Easter term (23 April 2024 – 14 June 2024). A case can be made for higher travel costs and additional living expenses if required.

Subject to satisfactory completion of the initial two-week residency and the submission of a supplementary research proposal, CVC envisages funding a second visit to Cambridge of one week in 2024-25 for successful applicants to this round (with additional funding up to the value of £1,200). A case can be made for higher travel costs and additional living expenses if required.

Awardees will have access to University Information Services, and access to Cambridge libraries during their residency and online for a 12-month period and a University of Cambridge email address (if required).